Originally Posted By: escanlan
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FYI! AirVent Inc. is running their annual Ask The Expert seminar in Dallas this coming week. It is a very good seminar series. If you are interested and wish to attend call 1-800-air-vent.
Background: Air Vent manufactures a full line of attic ventilation products. Each winter, Air Vent presents a technical seminar nationwide -- titled Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert ? -- about the importance of proper attic ventilation. The audience at each seminar is a mix of residential roofing contractors, builders, remodelers, architects, inspectors and distributor salespeople. The AIA (architects), AIBD (designers), ASHI & NAHI (inspectors) and the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI) have recognized the seminar as suitable for continuing education units. Here is a seminar outline, agenda and bios on the presenters. Thank you.
? This is a technical overview of the various benefits of a balanced attic ventilation system and how to properly specify it. Includes installation tips, how to calculate if there is sufficient ventilation, a real-life case study, answers to frequently asked questions, and a Q & A period. Each attendee receives a handy attic ventilation slide-chart and a Tips & Answers booklet.
Air Vent?s Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert? Seminar Outline:
A) The Ins and Outs of Proper Attic Ventilation: This section explains the importance of attic ventilation in today?s more airtight homes and reviews the potential consequences of insufficient attic ventilation. This section explains what a balanced attic ventilation system is and why it works best. It also reviews the two key factors affecting the movement of air: thermal effect and wind.
B) Installation Tips: In this section we share installation tips we?ve collected from roofing contractors and inspectors nationwide. Tips cover performance and aesthetics when installing intake vents and exhaust vents.
C) How Much Attic Ventilation Do You Need? In this section we review what Building Codes require for proper attic ventilation and what Air Vent recommends. We walk through the math used to calculate a proper attic ventilation system.
D) Case studies: Using ?before? and ?after? photography we take a close look at a real-world situations in which improper attic ventilation contributed to problems.
E) Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: In this section we answer the most commonly asked questions that we received at past seminars and through our 1-800-AIR-VENT hotline. Topics include: ventilating hip roofs, ventilating cathedral ceilings, and what causes ice dams and how to prevent them.
F) Benefits to the Homeowner: In this section we share tips that can be used one-on-one with the homeowner. The tips are a combination of Air Vent recommendations as well as suggestions from the field.
G) Video: We show the latest Air Vent video, ?Forces of Nature,? which highlights third-party testing comparing the performance of various styles of ridge vents and includes testimonials from contractors nationwide.
Seminar Agenda (approximately 1.5 to 2 hours):
? PowerPoint presentation (sections A through F above) = 1 hour
? Video (section G above) = 13 minutes
? Q & A = 15 to 30 minutes approx.
Seminar Leader Background:
Paul Scelsi is marketing administrator at Air Vent. He has a Bachelor?s of Arts in Communications from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. For the past seven years he has served as the Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert? seminar leader, presenting over 250 seminars nationwide. In addition, he is responsible for producing and updating various Air Vent marketing communication materials such as technical newsletters, promotional brochures and web site content.
Manny (Emmanuel) Scanlan
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